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Pic of the Day: Bill regulating strikes approved in second debate
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Pic of the Day: Bill regulating strikes approved in second debate

The Tico Times - January 17, 2020

The Costa Rican Congress approved Thursday a bill that regulates the right to strike, while hundreds of public workers protested in front of the Legislative Assembly headquarters.…

Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly votes to regulate strikes in response to country-wide protests
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly votes to regulate strikes in response to country-wide protests

AFP and The Tico Times - January 15, 2020

The Costa Rican Congress approved Thursday in a first debate a bill that regulates the right to strike, while hundreds of public-sector workers protested in front of…

Pic of the Day: Protests in San José
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Protests in San José

The Tico Times - September 4, 2019

A protester shouts slogans in front of riot police guarding the Congress during a national strike against a bill that would include Education among the essential services…

Protests of taxi drivers and educators cause chaos in the Costa Rican capital
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Costa Rica
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Protests of taxi drivers and educators cause chaos in the Costa Rican capital

AFP and The Tico Times - September 3, 2019

Two separate protests, one of taxi drivers and another of educators, caused chaos on Tuesday in the congested streets of the capital of Costa Rica. Dozens of…

U.S. Embassy issues security alert over upcoming protests in San José
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy issues security alert over upcoming protests in San José

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 2, 2019

The United States Embassy in Costa Rica has issued the following security alert regarding Tuesday's expected protests throughout San José: According to open source information, two protests…

Teachers unions will strike for the continued right to strike
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Costa Rica
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Teachers unions will strike for the continued right to strike

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - August 27, 2019

The National Association of Educators (ANDE) and the High School Teachers Association  (APSE) announced Tuesday morning that they will go on an intermittent strike starting Sept. 2…

Costa Rica explores law to better regulate strikes
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica explores law to better regulate strikes

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 12, 2019

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly will discuss a bill that could affect the legality of certain public-sector strikes. Bill 21.049, titled "Law to provide legal certainty about strikes…

Costa Rica’s ongoing strike hits tourism industry hard
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Costa Rica’s ongoing strike hits tourism industry hard

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 22, 2018

The strike that has been gripping Costa Rica since Sept. 10 has begun taking its toll on one of the nation’s biggest industries: tourism. Several small business…

No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike
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Costa Rica
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No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike

L. Arias - July 25, 2017

Leaders of Costa Rican Judicial Branch workers’ unions, on strike since last week over a stalled pension reform plan, announced Monday that other public-sector unions will join them…

Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request
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Costa Rica
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Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request

L. Arias - June 8, 2017

María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal, Executive President of Costa Rica's Social Security System (Caja), agreed to resign her post following a request from President Luis Guillermo Solís on…